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State Department: Mexican Drug Cartel Activity Is ‘Consistent With’ Terrorism
CNSnews ^ | October 17, 2011 | Edwin Mora

Posted on 10/18/2011 8:12:41 AM PDT by opentalk

Actions by Mexican drug cartels are “consistent” with what the U.S. would consider to be “terrorism or insurgency” in other parts of the world, a State Department official told lawmakers on Thursday.

“I do acknowledge that many of the facts on the ground, the things that are being done by those organizations, are consistent with what we would call either terrorism or insurgency in other countries,” William Brownfield told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on emerging threats and security in the western hemisphere.

Brownfield, assistant secretary at the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, was responding to a question from Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), chairman of the Foreign Affairs western hemisphere subcommittee.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Mexico; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; beheadings; borderwars; clinton; fastandfurious; gunrunning; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; kidnapping; mexicandrugcartels; statedepartment; statedept; terrorism; wod; wodlist; zetas

1 posted on 10/18/2011 8:12:43 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Its like having Afghanistan on the border. I would say Iran but that would be a step up.


2 posted on 10/18/2011 8:15:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: opentalk

So is arming them.


3 posted on 10/18/2011 8:16:21 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: opentalk

Sooooo.....what was the giveaway, State Department?? When they started BEHEADING PEOPLE???

Frikkin’ idiots.


4 posted on 10/18/2011 8:17:11 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: opentalk

Making the sale or purchase of illegal drugs material support of terrorism?


5 posted on 10/18/2011 8:17:44 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: opentalk

SWAT ‘em in the WOT.


6 posted on 10/18/2011 8:20:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: opentalk
So aiding and abetting the enemy would be treason, no?
7 posted on 10/18/2011 8:33:46 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Envisioning

Next to the economy, THIS and illegal immigration in its entirety needs to be the ISSUE of this election cycle, period.


8 posted on 10/18/2011 8:36:19 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: opentalk
Will the CIA or Air Force bomb the cartels' arms supplier?


9 posted on 10/18/2011 8:38:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: opentalk
related threads

U.S. Admits Mexican (Drug) Cartels Control Parts Of Border

DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities

From UK media

The war next door: Horrific brutality of Mexican drug cartels 'makes al Qaeda look tame'

For most Americans it is hard to understand the level of brutality consuming many regions in Mexico now.

The level of violence between warring drug-trafficking cartels has been compared to terrorism, with one former DEA officer saying: 'I think they make al Qaeda look tame in terms of what they do.'

10 posted on 10/18/2011 8:39:16 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Actions by Mexican drug cartels are “consistent” with what the U.S. would consider to be “terrorism or insurgency” in other parts of the world, a State Department official told lawmakers on Thursday.

Question: Then what would the people who arm those terrorists be called?

Answer: The Eric Holder Justice Department

11 posted on 10/18/2011 8:43:57 AM PDT by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: MestaMachine

BW ping


12 posted on 10/18/2011 8:55:05 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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13 posted on 10/18/2011 9:03:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: opentalk

So they can use this as a justification to move against guns.


14 posted on 10/18/2011 9:09:03 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: opentalk

If the government of another nation supplied organized crime with 2000 assault weapons, leading to the deaths of 200 Americans, then our troops would be occupying that nation’s capital right now. And the leaders of that nation would be hunted down and killed or placed on trial. So how is it OK for the USA to do this?

And how can we claim to be leading the world in the war on terror when we do the same to our neighbor to the south?


15 posted on 10/18/2011 9:18:20 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: omega4412
Making the sale or purchase of illegal drugs material support of terrorism?

Don't forget to give due credit to the policies that keep the prices of those drugs artificially inflated.

16 posted on 10/18/2011 12:35:29 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies
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To: opentalk

Why no blizzards of UAV’s on the border? Or AC-130’s?

We should hear gun-fire nightly.


18 posted on 10/18/2011 3:18:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: opentalk

so our administration supported terrorism with guns, ammunition and grenades.

Sounds like treason to me


19 posted on 10/18/2011 3:43:19 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: opentalk

IMHO, we are going to continue this cranial copulation until they find a mass grave on OUR side of the border.

Then it may be Peoples Militia of (Insert Border State Name Here) getting the job done.


20 posted on 10/18/2011 5:29:09 PM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's Free, Swipe Your EBT!")
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To: opentalk

Which makes arming them state-sponsored terrorism.


21 posted on 10/18/2011 6:35:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
So how is it OK for the USA to do this?

Because Mexico isn't powerful enough to come here and hunt down the criminals who did this to them.

22 posted on 10/18/2011 6:40:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Molon Labbie

>IMHO, we are going to continue this cranial copulation until they find a mass grave on OUR side of the border.
>Then it may be Peoples Militia of (Insert Border State Name Here) getting the job done.

Yep; of course there’s a bit more that said states can do — a single one can force the issue:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2698298/posts


23 posted on 10/18/2011 7:52:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: TigersEye

>Which makes arming them state-sponsored terrorism.

Indeed it does; and that was the justification for removing Saddam, no?
So then, if we apply the same logic, it is justification for removing our own government...
in fact, the law says it is our responsibility (”duty”) to do so: http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/organiclaws.txt


24 posted on 10/18/2011 7:55:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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